List of primary local government units of the Philippines

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Below is a combined list of primary subdivisions of local government in the Philippines. As of December 2013, there were 81 provinces, 33 highly urbanized cities, 5 independent component cities, one independent city, and one independent municipality.[1]


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Population Area Population density
Primary local
government unit
Type Region Population
(2010)
[2]
Province rank Rank
(others)
Area
(km²)
[3][4]
Province rank Rank
(others)
Pop.
density
(per km²)
Province rank Rank
(others)

Abra province CAR 234,733 68 - 4,165.25 29 - 56.4 79 -
Agusan del Norte province Region XIII 332,487 63 - 2,730.24 48 - 121.8 63 -
Agusan del Sur province Region XIII 656,418 42 - 9,989.52 4 - 65.7 76 -
Aklan province Region VI 535,725 52 - 1,821.42 64 - 294.1 22 -
Albay province Region V 1,233,432 20 - 2,575.77 53 - 478.9 11 -
Angeles highly
urbanized city
Region III 326,336 - 24 60.27 - 20 5414.6 - 22
Antique province Region VI 546,031 50 - 2,729.17 49 - 200.1 43 -
Apayao province CAR 112,636 78 - 4,413.35 27 - 25.5 81 -
Aurora province Region III 201,233 71 - 3,147.32 42 - 63.9 77 -
Bacolod highly
urbanized city
Region VI 511,820 - 15 162.67 - 16 3146.4 - 24
Baguio highly
urbanized city
CAR 318,676 - 26 57.51 - 22 5541.2 - 20
Basilan province ARMM 293,322 65 - 1,145.29[5] 73 - 256.1 31 -
Bataan province Region III 687,482 39 - 1,372.98 71 - 500.7 8 -
Batanes province Region II 16,604 81 - 219.01 81 - 75.8 73 -
Batangas province Region IV-A 2,377,395 8 - 3,119.72 44 - 762.1 6 -
Benguet province CAR 403,944 60 - 2,769.08 47 - 145.9 55 -
Biliran province Region VIII 161,760 75 - 536.01 78 - 301.8 21 -
Bohol province Region VII 1,255,128 19 - 4,820.95 23 - 260.3 29 -
Bukidnon province Region X 1,299,192 16 - 10,498.59 3 - 123.7 61 -
Bulacan province Region III 2,924,433 2 - 2,796.10 46 - 1045.9 4 -
Butuan highly
urbanized city
Region XIII 309,709 - 27 816.62 - 4 379.3 - 38
Cagayan province Region II 1,124,773 22 - 9,295.75 5 - 121 65 -
Cagayan de Oro highly
urbanized city
Region X 602,088 - 9 412.8 - 8 1458.5 - 29
Caloocan highly
urbanized city
NCR 1,489,040 - 3 55.8 - 23 26685.3 - 6
Camarines Norte province Region V 542,915 51 - 2,320.07 55 - 234 37 -
Camarines Sur province Region V 1,647,440 13 - 5,412.55 17 - 304.4 20 -
Camiguin province Region X 83,807 80 - 237.95 80 - 352.2 15 -
Capiz province Region VI 719,685 37 - 2,594.64 52 - 277.4 23 -
Catanduanes province Region V 246,300 67 - 1,492.16 70 - 165.1 48 -
Cavite province Region IV-A 3,090,691 1 - 1,574.17 67 - 1963.4 2 -
Cebu province Region VII 2,619,362 4 - 4,943.72 21 - 529.8 7 -
Cebu City highly
urbanized city
Region VII 866,171 - 5 315 - 9 2749.7 - 26
Compostela Valley province Region XI 687,195 40 - 4,479.77 26 - 153.4 53 -
Cotabato province Region XII 1,226,508 21 - 9,008.90 6 - 136.1 58 -
Cotabato City independent component city Region XII 271,786 - 28 176 - 15 1544.2 - 28
Dagupan independent component city Region I 163,676 - 36 37.23 - 29 4396.3 - 23
Davao City highly
urbanized city
Region XI 1,449,296 - 4 2,443.61 - 1 593.1 - 33
Davao del Norte province Region XI 945,764 25 - 3,426.97 39 - 276 25 -
Davao del Sur province Region XI 574,910 46 - 2,163.98 56 - 265.7 28 -
Davao Occidental province Region XI 293,780 64 - 2,163.45 57 - 135.8 59 -
Davao Oriental province Region XI 517,618 54 - 5,679.64 15 - 91.1 70 -
Dinagat Islands province Region XIII 126,803 77 - 1,036.34 75 - 122.4 62 -
Eastern Samar province Region VIII 428,877 58 - 4,660.47 24 - 92 69 -
General Santos highly
urbanized city
Region XII 538,086 - 13 492.86 - 7 1091.8 - 32
Guimaras province Region VI 162,943 74 - 604.57 77 - 269.5 27 -
Ifugao province CAR 191,078 72 - 2,628.21 50 - 72.7 74 -
Iligan highly
urbanized city
Region X 322,821 - 25 813.37 - 5 396.9 - 37
Ilocos Norte province Region I 568,017 47 - 3,467.89 38 - 163.8 49 -
Ilocos Sur province Region I 658,587 41 - 2,596.00 51 - 253.7 32 -
Iloilo province Region VI 1,805,576 11 - 5,000.83 20 - 361.1 14 -
Iloilo City highly
urbanized city
Region VI 424,619 - 17 78.34 - 19 5420.2 - 21
Isabela province Region II 1,356,841 15 - 12,159.43 2 - 111.6 67 -
Isabela City independent
city
Region IX 97,857 - 39 233.73[5] - 11 418.7 - 36
Kalinga province CAR 201,613 70 - 3,231.25 41 - 62.4 78 -
La Union province Region I 741,906 34 - 1,497.70 69 - 495.4 9 -
Laguna province Region IV-A 2,669,847 3 - 1,917.85 63 - 1392.1 3 -
Lanao del Norte province Region X 607,917 43 - 3,346.57 40 - 181.7 47 -
Lanao del Sur province ARMM 933,260 27 - 3,872.89[6] 33 - 241 34 -
Lapu-Lapu highly
urbanized city
Region VII 350,467 - 21 58.1 - 21 6032.1 - 19
Las Piñas highly
urbanized city
NCR 552,573 - 12 32.69 - 30 16903.4 - 11
Leyte province Region VIII 1,376,784 14 - 5,699.73 14 - 241.6 33 -
Lucena highly
urbanized city
Region IV-A 246,392 - 30 80.21 - 18 3071.8 - 25
Maguindanao province ARMM 944,718 26 - 5,970.53[7] 11 - 158.2 52 -
Makati highly
urbanized city
NCR 529,039 - 14 21.57 - 33 24526.6 - 7
Malabon highly
urbanized city
NCR 353,337 - 20 15.71 - 35 22491.2 - 8
Mandaluyong highly
urbanized city
NCR 328,699 - 23 9.29 - 37 35382 - 2
Mandaue highly
urbanized city
Region VII 331,320 - 22 25.18 - 31 13158.1 - 15
Manila highly
urbanized city
NCR 1,652,171 - 2 24.98 - 32 66139.8 - 1
Marikina highly
urbanized city
NCR 424,150 - 18 21.52 - 34 19709.6 - 10
Marinduque province Region IV-B 227,828 69 - 952.58 76 - 239.2 35 -
Masbate province Region V 834,650 28 - 4,151.78 30 - 201 42 -
Misamis Occidental province Region X 567,642 48 - 2,055.22 60 - 276.2 24 -
Misamis Oriental province Region X 813,856 30 - 3,131.52 43 - 259.9 30 -
Mountain Province province CAR 154,187 76 - 2,157.38 58 - 71.5 75 -
Muntinlupa highly
urbanized city
NCR 459,941 - 16 39.75 - 28 11570.8 - 18
Naga independent component city Region V 174,931 - 35 84.48 - 17 2070.7 - 27
Navotas highly
urbanized city
NCR 249,131 - 29 8.94 - 38 27867 - 5
Negros Occidental province Region VI 2,396,039 7 - 7,802.54 8 - 307.1 19 -
Negros Oriental province Region VII 1,286,666 17 - 5,385.53 18 - 238.9 36 -
Northern Samar province Region VIII 589,013 44 - 3,692.93 34 - 159.5 51 -
Nueva Ecija province Region III 1,955,373 10 - 5,751.33 13 - 340 17 -
Nueva Vizcaya province Region II 421,355 59 - 3,975.67 31 - 106 68 -
Occidental Mindoro province Region IV-B 452,971 56 - 5,865.71 12 - 77.2 71 -
Olongapo highly
urbanized city
Region III 221,178 - 32 185 - 13 1195.6 - 30
Oriental Mindoro province Region IV-B 785,602 31 - 4,238.38 28 - 185.4 45 -
Ormoc independent component city Region VIII 191,200 - 34 613.6 - 6 311.6 - 39
Palawan province Region IV-B 771,667 32 - 14,649.73 1 - 52.7 80 -
Pampanga province Region III 2,014,019 9 - 2,002.20 61 - 1005.9 5 -
Pangasinan province Region I 2,616,186 5 - 5,413.78 16 - 483.2 10 -
Parañaque highly
urbanized city
NCR 588,126 - 10 46.57 - 26 12628.9 - 16
Pasay highly
urbanized city
NCR 392,869 - 19 13.97 - 36 28122.3 - 4
Pasig highly
urbanized city
NCR 669,773 - 7 48.46 - 24 13821.2 - 14
Pateros Metro Manila municipality NCR 64,147 - 40 2.25[8] - 40 28509.8 - 3
Puerto Princesa highly
urbanized city
Region IV-B 222,673 - 31 2,381.02 - 2 93.5 - 40
Quezon province Region IV-A 1,740,638 12 - 8,989.39 7 - 193.6 44 -
Quezon City highly
urbanized city
NCR 2,761,720 - 1 171.71 - 15 16083.6 - 12
Quirino province Region II 176,786 73 - 2,323.47 54 - 76.1 72 -
Rizal province Region IV-A 2,484,840 6 - 1,191.94 72 - 2084.7 1 -
Romblon province Region IV-B 283,930 66 - 1,533.45 68 - 185.2 46 -
Samar province Region VIII 733,377 36 - 6,048.03 10 - 121.3 64 -
San Juan highly
urbanized city
NCR 121,430 - 38 5.94 - 39 20442.8 - 9
Santiago independent component city Region II 132,804 - 37 255.5 - 10 519.8 - 35
Sarangani province Region XII 498,904 55 - 3,601.25 37 - 138.5 57 -
Siquijor province Region VII 91,066 79 - 337.49 79 - 269.8 26 -
Sorsogon province Region V 740,743 35 - 2,119.01 59 - 349.6 16 -
South Cotabato province Region XII 827,200 29 - 3,935.95 32 - 210.2 41 -
Southern Leyte province Region VIII 399,137 61 - 1,798.61 65 - 221.9 39 -
Sultan Kudarat province Region XII 747,087 33 - 5,298.34 19 - 141 56 -
Sulu province ARMM 718,290 38 - 1,600.40[9] 66 - 448.8 12 -
Surigao del Norte province Region XIII 442,588 57 - 1,972.93 62 - 224.3 38 -
Surigao del Sur province Region XIII 561,219 49 - 4,932.70 22 - 113.8 66 -
Tacloban highly
urbanized city
Region VIII 221,174 - 33 201.72 - 12 1096.4 - 31
Taguig highly
urbanized city
NCR 644,473 - 8 45.21 - 27 14255.1 - 13
Tarlac province Region III 1,273,240 18 - 3,053.60 45 - 417 13 -
Tawi-Tawi province ARMM 366,550 62 - 1,087.40[10] 74 - 337.1 18 -
Valenzuela highly
urbanized city
NCR 575,356 - 11 47.02 - 25 12236.4 - 17
Zambales province Region III 534,443 53 - 3,645.83 35 - 146.6 54 -
Zamboanga City highly
urbanized city
Region IX 807,129 - 6 1,414.70 - 3 570.5 - 34
Zamboanga del Norte province Region IX 957,997 24 - 7,301.00 9 - 131.2 60 -
Zamboanga del Sur province Region IX 959,685 23 - 4,499.46 24 - 213.3 40 -
Zamboanga Sibugay province Region IX 584,685 45 - 3,607.75 36 - 162.1 50 -
Primary local
government unit
Type Region Population
(2010)
Province rank Rank
(others)
Area
(km²)
Province rank Rank
(others)
Pop.
density
(per km²)
Province rank Rank
(others)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provincial Summary, number of provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays, by region, as of December 31, 2013" (PDF). PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities" (PDF). 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "List of Cities". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Province of Basilan: Land Area
  6. ^ Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Department of Agriculture: Lanao del Sur (There are major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 4121.3 km² (NAMRIA); 1,349,437 ha (NSCB, this value seems unreasonable and must be assumed as erroneous, see Talk:Lanao del Sur#Area))
  7. ^ Provincial Government of Maguindanao: Brief Profile (There seems to be major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 972,904 ha (NSCB); 6,565 km² (Historical Dictionary of the Philippines); 5,176.1 km² (NAMRIA))
  8. ^ Municipal Government of Pateros: Land Use Classification
  9. ^ Province of Sulu: Brief Profile (There seems to be major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 343,699 ha (NSCB 2007), 175,460 ha (NSCB 2000), 167,377 ha (NAMRIA))
  10. ^ Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Department of Agriculture: Tawi-Tawi (There seems to be major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 362,655 ha (NSCB 2007), 120,876 ha (NAMRIA), 1,197 km² (Department of Tourism), 999 km² (Mapcentral))